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Old 04-19-2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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accessing windows partion


I have a dual boot system. I want to access the windows partion which is located in the same disk(FAT32) as fedora core 3. Can somebody point me to some tutorials? I want to copy files from windows partion to linux partion.

Old 04-19-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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simply mount the partition. Create a directory with mkdir:

mkdir /mnt/my_windows_disk

and then simply mount the partition:

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_windows_disk

To establish which partition it is, run fdisk -l and identify the partition that has FAT filesystem. /dev/hda1 probably if it's C: in windows. Once mounted, the partition acts like any other directory.
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Just a couple of things:

1) you have to do that as root.
2) once it works, you can modify your /etc/fstab to allow the partition to be mounted by any user, or even to mount it automatically. The "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_windows_disk" could translate to something like

/dev/hda1 /mnt/my_windows_disk vfat rw,auto,users 0 0

if you want it to be mounted automatically, or "noauto" instead of auto if not.


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